Dumb ways to die!

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tenB4Midnight
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Re: Dumb ways to die!

Postby tenB4Midnight » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:34 am

Very first jump, faced with a decision to help out with a plague.
Do the humanitarian thing and send crewman to help.
He doesn't make it.
There are two left.

Second jump. Another station, also suffering plague.
Surely... if the previous encounter was deadly, this one must result in reward! Right?
The crewman dies.
A lone pilot is left to make the next jump.

Third jump. Yet another station. This time, it's giant spiders.
As we all, know giant spiders are no joke.
What to do?
How bad can my luck possibly be?
Surely, some rewards are now due my way.
Crewman goes in to help.
Dies.
Ship drifts for eternity.
The end.
:cry:
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IndustrialRobot
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Re: Dumb ways to die!

Postby IndustrialRobot » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:04 pm

Ouch
Sounds like more RNG crap to me XD
delta77thegreat
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Re: Dumb ways to die!

Postby delta77thegreat » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:08 am

So I was playing Engi B on the iPad Edition.

Sector 5, the run is looking promising with a Burst Laser 2 to chew through shields, and pretty good engines and shields.

Yet still no additional crew.

So I'm cruising along, when I find a slaver. I have to draw straws to send a crew member over. I laugh at this, thinking how stupid it is to draw straws for only one person. I imagine the one engi and one straw.

I tap the refuse button, but lo and behold, my fat fingers tap draw straws instead.

Ship drifts forever, the end.

Even though it was a promising run I still laughed for a few minutes at how stupid the outcome is.
CobaltAthos
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Re: Dumb ways to die!

Postby CobaltAthos » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:10 am

delta77thegreat wrote:So I was playing Engi B on the iPad Edition.

Sector 5, the run is looking promising with a Burst Laser 2 to chew through shields, and pretty good engines and shields.

Yet still no additional crew.

So I'm cruising along, when I find a slaver. I have to draw straws to send a crew member over. I laugh at this, thinking how stupid it is to draw straws for only one person. I imagine the one engi and one straw.

I tap the refuse button, but lo and behold, my fat fingers tap draw straws instead.

Ship drifts forever, the end.

Even though it was a promising run I still laughed for a few minutes at how stupid the outcome is.


RNG fail IRL? Don't worry, this very event happened for me too (well, on Cryst B). ON COMPUTER. What excuse do I have. Luckily it was a fun run and I hit the restart button.
"Remember, losing is part of the fun! ...No, I'm serious..."
Jacke
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Re: Dumb ways to die!

Postby Jacke » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:50 am

Still new to FTL: AE, first run on the Kestrel C, still learning the ship and its weapons.

First jump: too near a star, enemy ship, take a beating, but defeat it.

Second jump: too near a star, another enemy ship.

There was no third jump. :x
Tharsis
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Location: In the Metro

Re: Dumb ways to die!

Postby Tharsis » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:09 pm

i have had several with no second jump...
"The're coming to destroy us... Why?... We want peace..."
The Dark Ones
dreadthrone
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Location: on a intergalactic vacation...... to destroy all lanius!

Re: Dumb ways to die!

Postby dreadthrone » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:21 am

once i was cruising along in a rock sector in a mantis-b i found a ship and heir captain joined my ship.. litttle did he know he was stepping into a RNG satanpit..

a few jumps later i find another rock ship which has the dreaded missile launcher... i boarded with my rock and teleported him out before he could die.. i sent him towards my medbay thinking "it would suck if my rockmen got hit by a missile and died.." then before i know it.. the enemy reads my mind and sends a missile towards my rockmen :o

he died..

a few jumps later the ship ran into a rebel fighter and died.... :twisted:
You cannot defeat the metal. The metal will live on.

Rebelflagship POWER SLAMMED to the ground.
Bladewraith
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Re: Dumb ways to die!

Postby Bladewraith » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:56 pm

Dumbest Death had to be Federation Cruiser, Sector 6, doing actually quite well, except a Rebel fighter started a fire that got a little out of control, i thought, meh, no worries i've got plenty of health left, another volley or beam and the rebel is dead... so i decide to put my crew into two compartments away from the now several that are on fire, and vent the O2... only as soon as i opened all doors with the push of a single button, 1 final missile from the rebel takes out my door control and now i can't close them... and so the entire ship vents before i can fix the doors and everyone dies...

never used the open all doors button since
META_mahn
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Re: Dumb ways to die!

Postby META_mahn » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:37 pm

NEW DUMBEST DEATH

-Mantis B
-Failed Boarding Attempt[almost]
-One Mantis on 1 HP
-Trolling around enemy ship
-Forgets about deoxygenated hull breach from drone
-Dies in Low O2 Zone
Back from the dead. After a two year hiatus.
Mikeshadow
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Location: Stuck in a horrible plasma storm

Re: Dumb ways to die!

Postby Mikeshadow » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:34 am

Mantis B,I was trying to click the exit beacon but instead,I clicked the beacon that attacked by rebels..... of course, behind where I am, and because how the game work,I need to deal with a rebel elite with anti-ship battery, I thought I can escape but the game outsmarted me. First,the elite hit my pilot,I can repair it on time, then the ASB blow up my level 3 engine. :shock:
I have 3 Mantis crew(I got one from pirates)which does not help in this situation whatsoever.I can't do anything but just look at my ship explode after taking all the abuses.

R.I.P.(Rest In Pieces. lol)
The Basilisk
Crew:King(Mantis),Fish(Mantis),Steve(Mantis)
Died to captain's carelessness in beacon jumping

I don't even know why I clicked the beacon on the first place, oh well it's already over, but I still remember it. I feel myself so dumb every time I think about that.
I wonder what will be like if you stuck in a middle of a plasma storm and only have the life support on... I hope no one find us...

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